The CUNY School of Medicine, located on the campus of the City College of New York, will be hosting a series of free health information sessions, everyone in the community is welcome to attend the Mini-Medical School! The first session of 2018-2019 will discuss smoking. Topics will include awareness of the stigma associated with smoking, better understanding tobacco dependence and nicotine addiction, how second hand smoke affects health, broad strategies to quit smoking, as well as a review of the NYCHA Policy on smoking and the plans for enforcement.
This session will feature a panel of speakers: Jamie Ostroff, PhD Chief, Behavioral Sciences Service Director, Tobacco Treatment Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Raghu Loganathan Divisional Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital Health System, Alberta Morgan, Jeanine Pierce, & Patricia Turbee, Community Health Workers, Harlem Health Advocacy Partners, Center for Health Equity, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, at NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
The event is free and open to all.